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What Should – and Should Not – Be in My Credit Report?

A credit report should be an accurate record of a person’s history of debt. But sometimes reports can include simple errors or even signs of credit fraud and identity theft.

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How to Practice Cyber Safety During Summer Travel

Roughly half of Americans plan to go on vacation during the summer. More than 40 percent will connect to public Wi-Fi while traveling, or unknowingly engage in other activities that leave their devices and information vulnerable.

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Is Your Web Browser Safe?

There are a lot of ways to access the internet. In the past, many web surfers signed on using internet browsers like Mozilla’s Firefox and Microsoft’s Edge.

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What is a VPN and Why Should You Use One?

As of 2020, there were more than 13 billion objects connected to the internet. It’s estimated the average American had more than 10 connected devices in their household,

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What is a Password Manager and Why Do You Need One?

In 2021, the most commonly used password in the U.S. was “123456.” The second most common was “password.” In fact, it’s estimated that 21 of the most popular passwords in the country could all be guessed – by a hacker or another unauthorized person – in under 1 second.

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What is Digital Privacy and Why Does it Matter?

In 2021, the average person spent more than four hours a day on their mobile device. In just a fraction of that time, a person could easily scroll through several of their social media feeds,

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Kids and Online Gaming: How to Keep Your Family Safe

Nearly a third of the world’s population consider themselves “gamers.” Between smartphones, tablets, laptops, PCs, consoles, and various handheld devices, online games are becoming more accessible to both adults and kids.

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Woman changing her password on her phone

Spring Cleaning for Your Social Media

Spring cleaning is a ritual that roughly 70% of households participate in each year. The annual practice often includes decluttering, disinfecting, dusting and organizing. But social media,

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How to Spot Tax Preparation Fraud

Tax fraud can be committed in a number of ways. It can happen when someone intentionally fails to report income on their taxes, or when a person files a fraudulent claim,

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Three Ways to Protect Yourself Against Tax Identity Theft

Another tax season means an increase in tax identity theft. In 2020, nearly half of all Americans experienced some form of identity theft, and in the prior year the IRS lost between $90 million and $380 million to fraudulent returns.

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